Granada Report's Croney's Tour Of Talent
Video Still copyright ITV
and photographs by Patrick Trollope
GRANADA was on
Merseyside in on Tuesday 17 July 2007 and then the following day in
18 July at Liverpool's Albert Dock. We court up with them at
Southport. The event was held on a fantastic 60ft truck and trailer
that made a stage out side the Southport Arts Centre on the Town
Hall Gardens. "It was a nightmare to pick the best 2 acts of
the day." said TV news presenter Paul Crone.
The event's auditions where held with
rain lashing down for much of the morning, but unlike other parts
of the UK Southport was soon to show blue skies and the sun came out
to play in the afternoon.
Many local acts joined acts from all over the region to perform. One
of the many acts was Lorry from Southport, who was applicant 103 and
was not only the last to perform but also interviewed live on TV. The
judges on the day where Fred Tolbert, Shaun From X-Factor and Dune
FM's John Storey (John & Neil's Big Fun Breakfast Show). They had
the hard job of picking a winner out of the best two acts of the day
Singer Marcia Dandison from Manchester and beat boxer called Drace.
After lots of hard thinking Marica was
voted the winner for that day. It was not just singers and solo acts
who preformed, magician Kieron frightened the organizers with his
razorblade swallowing, and dancers also took to the stage. One of
the dance acts was Shells Bells who later preformed live for Fred
Tolbert's challenge "Pie or Perform" by helping him
sing "How Much Is That Doggy In The Window".
I have to acknowledge that 2 news readers of the future also did a
fantastic job, Victoria and Mandy read out the next location of the
event... Click on the green icon below to see out full
We would like to thank Granada for their help in making this report
and to say well done for showing
our region's talent in a fantastic light.
Also to see the to
the official video highlights from Granada website